|Lisa Valenziano 18
AS A JUNIOR: MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Started in and played in all 17 games seeing action at both midfield and in the back...Scored her first career goal - the game-winner in overtime - to beat Binghamton (Sept. 11)...Dished out an assist in win over Saint Peter's (Oct. 9).
AS A SOPHOMORE: MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Appeared in 16 games, making seven starts...Took three shots...Started in and played every minute of the MAAC Tournament and NCAA Women's College Cup.
AS A FRESHMAN: MAAC All-Rookie Team...Appeared in 13 games, starting three...Siena won all three games she started (New Hampshire, Quinnipiac and Fairfield)...Played a season-high 101 minutes against New Hampshire (Sept. 6)...Put her one shot of the season on goal.
BEFORE SIENA: Played four years of varsity soccer at Wall High School...As a senior she was named Star-Ledger Second Team All-County and Coast Star Defensive Player of the Year...Team captain in 2008...Tallied 11 goals and 11 assists during high school career...Club team Howell United Eclipse won the 2004-05 New Jersey State Cup...Went on a Foundation For Peace mission trip to the Dominican Republic in the summers of 2004, 2006 and 2008...Coached a youth soccer team in the spring of 2008...Volunteered at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the YMCA back to school drive in the summer of 2007.
PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1991...Daughter of Frank and Stephanie Valenziano...Has two older sisters, Marisa who graduated from James Madison, and Gina, who graduated from Saint Joseph's...A biology major.
KARBOWSKI ON VALENZIANO: "Lisa is a very steady performer both in the defensive midfield or center back. This year she will be asked to lead the backline with the graduation of three senior defenders. Lisa has a lot of experience, reads the game well and is a very intelligent player."
VALENZIANO'S CAREER STATISTICS